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Environmental and social sustainability challenges – Major international legal report backs growing institutional investor focus on achieving positive sustainability impacts (UNEP)

UNEP writes: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Freshfields) has today released a new report, A Legal Framework for Impact, commissioned by The Generation Foundation, the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). The report provides the first ever comprehensive analysis of how far the law requires or permits investors to take deliberate steps to tackle sustainability challenges in discharging their duties, described as investing for sustainability impact.

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Chemicals/Waste – How composting can reduce our impact on the planet (UNEP)

UNEP writes: Every year, across the world, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is either lost or wasted, says the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Food Waste Index.

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Ecosystems/Biodiversity – Six things you can do to bring back mangroves (UNEP)

UNEP writes: Don’t be fooled by their modest appearance: mangroves are important players in some of the greatest challenges facing the world today. They provide a defense between land and sea, absorb carbon, contribute to economic and food security, and are home to some of the most rare and colourful species.

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